Differentiated Instructional Strategies in Practice: Training, Implementation, and Supervision

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SAGE Publications, 2008 - Education - 150 pages
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The companion book to the updated edition of the best-selling Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn't Fit All, this revised edition focuses on step-by-step training activities for job-embedded professional development in differentiated instruction. THis workshop-friendly resource offers guidelines for small study groups or larger staff development meetings and includes: research-based approaches for responding to concerns about change and for providing individualized support and mentoring; suggestions for coaching, observation, supervision, and evaluation of staff members' use of differentiated instructional practices; and implementation and evaluation tools to measure schoolwide progress. Covering the basic elements of differentiated instruction, this book demonstrates how administrators and staff developers can help teachers develop the capacity for change and improve the quality of instruction, curriculum, and assessment.

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This handbook is a companion volume to Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn’t Fit All written by the same author and published in 2007. The two books together provide a recommended ... Read full review

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Gayle Gregory is an internationally known consultant who has specialized in brain compatible learning and differentiated instruction and assessment.

She presents practical teacher/student-friendly strategies grounded in sound research that educators find easy to use in the classroom or schoolhouse tomorrow. Her interactive style and modeling of strategies help teachers and administrators transfer new ideas with ease.

She has had extensive experience in elementary, middle and secondary schools, community colleges and universities. Gayle has also had district leadership roles including curriculum coordinator and staff development director. She has worked with Instructional Leadership Teams in many schools and district throughout the country focusing on data analysis, using assessment, both formative and summative, and differentiating instruction based on readiness, learning profiles and interests.

Her areas of expertise include brain-compatible learning, block scheduling, emotional intelligence, instructional and assessment practices, differentiated instructional strategies, using data to differentiate, literacy, presentation skills, renewal of secondary schools, enhancing teacher quality, coaching and mentoring, managing change and building professional learning communities.

She is the author and co-author of numerous publications for teachers and administrators.

Gayle believes in life long learning for herself and others.

 

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